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October 2016

Neural signature for fibromyalgia may aid diagnosis, treatment
Pacing through the Perils of Fibromyalgia
Why You Shouldn’t Blindly Accept Your Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Pain Linked to Muscle Metabolites, Reduced by Exercise
Cassie Butler trekking to Everest Base Camp to raise awareness of fibromyalgia

September 2016

Erica Reid On Myofascial Release: Relief For Scar Tissue, Fibromyalgia, Trauma, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Neck Pain And Back Pain
A novel paradigm to evaluate conditioned pain modulation in fibromyalgia
Gene Expression in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Depression
Fibromyalgia Is Correlated with Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thinning

August 2016

New Genetics Testing Could Improve Fibromyalgia Diagnosis, Treatment
4 Natural Ways To Manage Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain
Resistance Training May Curb Fatigue in Fibromyalgia
MBODY360 launches groundbreaking Fibro Fix App on iOS with Thought Leader Dr. David Brady for sufferers of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
New evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces stress by altering brain connectivity
Fibromyalgia Patients Find Pain Relief, Better Quality of Life by Swimming

July 2016

2nd Phase 3 Study of Low-dose Oral Treatment for Fibromyalgia Gets Underway
STUDY: Acupuncture Reduces Pain Intensity for People with Fibromyalgia
Cells carry ‘memory’ of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists
More Insurance Companies Now Paying for Fibromyalgia Blood Test
Aquatic Ai Chi Therapy Seen to Considerably Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients

June 2016

New Fibromyalgia Treatment Improves Pain, Sleep Disorder Symptoms
What It’s Like To Live With Fibromyalgia
Using Chinese Medicine to be Less Stressed and Have More Energy
Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 4 — 10 Do’s and Dont’s When Someone You Love Has a Flare Up
Lasers Work for Fibromyalgia, But Why So Pricey?

Cells carry ‘memory’ of injury, which could reveal why chronic pain persists

May 2016

Antiviral Combo May be Next Blockbuster Fibromyalgia Drug
Daily Napping Could Help Save Your Life
New guidelines: Avoid opioids for chronic pain
Cells Carry Memory Of Injury, Reveal Why Chronic Pain Lasts, Study Says
Me vs. Fibromyalgia: BONUS EDITION — 25 Things People Without Fibromyalgia Should Know About People With Fibromyalgia
Lyrica Linked to Birth Defects
Three New Fibromyalgia Drugs Could Be On The Way

April 2016

How a calcium-rich diet can cure insomnia
IBS and Other Health Problems: What’s the Link?
15 tips for cooking and cleaning your kitchen when you’re chronically ill
Researchers identify root of chronic pain as potential new drug target
Should You Switch to an Elimination Diet to Fight Chronic Pain?
Non-Invasive Light Therapy May Be Used To Treat Chronic Pain Sufferers

February 2016

Blocking stress protein relieves chronic pain in mice
Wear, Tear & Care: Dressing for Comfort and Success
Transcranial direct current stimulation may relieve pain for patients with fibromyalgia
Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
EU Approves New Fibromyalgia and Migraine Device

January 2016

Fibromyalgia: Can Probiotics Ease Chronic Pain?
Finding the Right Dose of Electricity to Treat Fibromyalgia Pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has high prevalence in women with fibromyalgia (FM)
Patients with fibromyalgia may fit one of two distinct subclusters
ACP, AMA critique CDC guidelines on use of opioids for chronic pain

December 2015

Flexeril: An Under-appreciated Treatment for Fibromyalgia Pain, Sleep Problems and Daytime Fatigue
Fibromyalgia Treatment: A range of medications and alternative treatments are available to help relieve pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms.
Intensity of Chronic Pain — The Wrong Metric?
The Importance of Treating Chronic Pain
My Life with Fibromyalgia: An Open Letter to CDC

November 2015

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Presents Additional Data on Tonmya(TM) Demonstrating Improvements in Sleep, Pain, and Other Outcomes in Fibromyalgia at 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
Muscle Strength and Flexibility Linked to Pain for Women with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia: Milnacipran Outcomes, Potential Biomarker for Treatment
FDA Approves Belbuca (Buprenorphine) Buccal Film for Chronic Pain
ME AND MY OPERATION: Electric shocks in the neck that can end chronic pain
Resilience to Chronic Pain – Some Tips
This Is What I Live With: Chronic Pain Affects One in Five Australians With No Cure

October 2015

NeuroMetrix Announces Launch of Quell Wearable Relief Technology
Ancient medicine may offer a new hope
Ten stress busters
Study Finds Medical Marijuana Safe And Effective For Chronic Pain Relief
Mitochondrial Myopathy in Follow-up of a Patient With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Gulf War Veterans
What is chronic fatigue syndrome and why aren’t we doing more to treat the illness?
With his son terribly ill, a top scientist takes on chronic fatigue syndrome

September 2015

Daytime Napping Associated With Increased Symptom Severity in Fibromyalgia Patients
Have Fibromyalgia and Migraines? Study Shows an Increased Risk of Suicide
Study Shows Melatonin Associated With Fibromyalgia Pain Improvement
Hormonal Changes May Affect Fibromyalgia Onset
FDA taking notice of chronic pain in children
5 Real-Life Tips for Traveling with Chronic Pain
Using Meditation for Chronic Pain Relief
Over 30% of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome may have fibromyalgia, based on 2010 criteria

July 2015

Getting to the Bottom of CFS and Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia Treatment with Hyperbaric Chamber Shows Promise
13 Things to Never Say to People Who Suffer From Chronic Pain
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is testing an app to manage chronic pain
Patriots’ Dominique Easley helps sister tackle fibromyalgia head on
Napping Linked to Increased Symptom Severity in Fibromyalgia

June 2015

Fibromyalgia & Sleep – Can They Actually Go Together?
Tai Chi Practice Has an Anti-Aging Effect and Can Help Fibromyalgia Patients Cope with the Disease
Staying Active to Compete Against Chronic Pain
Leptin Plays Important Role in the Pathogenesis of Fibromyalgia Patients, According to Study
Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers

March 2015

Nocturnal blood pressure pattern unusual in fibromyalgia patients
Depressed and Have Fibromyalgia Or a Rheumatic Disease? Work It Out
Experts’ efforts are helping us understand causes of chronic pain
Police officer connects her fibromyalgia to Ground Zero
Chronic Pain Syndrome
A Call For More Chronic Pain Research

January 2015

Nocturnal blood pressure pattern unusual in fibromyalgia patients
Caregiver Stress: 8 Easy Tips to Protect Your Health
Study: Walking more improves fibromyalgia symptoms
New year’s resolutions: how to get your stress levels in check
Quandary of Hidden Disabilities: Conceal or Reveal?
Diagnosing Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia Patients
Living with Fibromyalgia for 15 Years
Fibromyalgia sufferer shares pain of ignorance
Distinctive cytokine, chemokine profiles seen with fibromyalgia vs. other disorders, controls

December 2014

Researchers identify important neural mechanism responsible for certain chronic pain disorders
5 stress-busters with a huge health bonus
Cryotherapy treatment used by fibromyalgia sufferers
New UAB clinical research program to combat chronic pain and fatigue
Specific cytokine lower in fibromyalgia patients
Whole-body vibration may reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia
Guided Imagery Relaxation Can Reduce Pain and Depression in Fibromyalgia Patients

November 2014

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations
The Dangers of Mixing Medication
Living With Chronic Pain
Checkups: Can gentle brain stimulation ease the pain of fibromyalgia symptoms?
Chronic Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Stress Management
Fibromyalgia tips for handling Raynaud’s syndrome
Exercise Can Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms, But No Clear Winner Between Aquatic and Land-Based Programs
New oral medication shows promise in treating fibromyalgia
Tech Stress Busters
Reducing Stress in the Moment Requires Physical and Mental Awareness

Connectivity Between Brain Regions May Predict Fibromyalgia Drug Treatment Response
Stress Managing Techniques to Combat Work-Related Pressures
Learning to LAUGH: Using Art to Reduce Stress


October 2014

Living With Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Endless Pain: Evelyn’s Story
Pleasure and pain brain signals disrupted in fibromyalgia patients
Fibromyalgia Patients Found to Have Reduced Brain Connectivity
Researchers testing non-drug treatment for fibromyalgia
Brain study hints at how fibromyalgia works
Study: Fibromyalgia Sufferers Have Trouble Processing Sight, Sound, Touch
Unraveling the mystery of chronic fatigue & fibromyalgia
Can Gluten Exposure Lead to Fibromyalgia?


September 2014

Sinead O’Connor’s Fibromyalgia
Diagnosing and Treating FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia and chiropractic: A great fit
Aches and pains
Web Exclusive: Chi-Gong Exercises for Better Sleep


August 2014

Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain on patients with #fibromyalgia The road to recovery: a first-hand account of beating chronic fatigue syndrome The invisible illness-#Fibromyalgia Neuropathic pain and #fibromyalgia Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests Fibromyalgia teen Beth Fuller ‘gob-smacked’ as Mail reader offers her a car Angela beats the odds to finish 800 mile motorcycle challenge Modern Aging: Identifying the cause of aches and pains TONIX is developing TNX-102 SL as a sublingual (SL) or under-the-tongue tablet for fibromyalgia


July 2014

Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia http://news.ufl.edu/archive/2014/07/painkiller-reduces-hypersensitivity-to-pain-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia.html RheumShorts: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro Fog, CAPS http://www.medpagetoday.com/Rheumatology/GeneralRheumatology/46883 Study demonstrates an association between fibromyalgia and poorer cognitive performance http://www.medpagetoday.com/Rheumatology/GeneralRheumatology/46883 Sufferer offers tips for emotional wellness http://columbiadailyherald.com/lifestyles/features/sufferer-offers-tips-emotional-wellness Fibromyalgia Research Update from Integrated Tissue Dynamics http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=19066 The fibromyalgia stigma: When law enforcement, not pain management, wins. http://www.commdiginews.com/health-science/the-f-word-fibromyalgia-21189/ Global Fibromyalgia Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140708006175/en/Research-Markets-Global-Fibromyalgia-Clinical-Trials-Review#.U97Oemd0xMs Writer, student pursues passion while fighting illness http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20140709/ARTICLES/140709556/-1/TESTCAT01?Title=Writer-student-pursues-passion-while-fighting-illness Is There a Natural Treatment to Relieve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia? http://healthsaveblog.com/symptoms-fibromyalgia/


June 2014

Find out what’s causing your fibromyalgia http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-suzy-cohen-062914-20140627,0,3299571.column Brief report from Dr. Prigden on the Fibromyalgia Antiviral Trial http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=19014 Less foggy about fibromyalgia: Bridgeview woman, doctor see progress in treatment http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/lifestyles/28114336-423/less-foggy-about-fibromyalgia-bridgeview-woman-doctor-see-progress-in-treatment.html#.U9kv3fldXIc Is Medication the Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia? http://www.superiorphysicalmedicine.com/2014/06/15/is-medication-the-best-treatment-for-fibromyalgia/ OMERACT Analysis Categorizes Fibro Patients by Symptom Groups http://www.painmedicinenews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d=Clinical%2BPain%2BMedicine&d_id=82&i=June+2014&i_id=1066&a_id=27612


March 2014

Central Sensitization in Fibromyalgia http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=18760 Dr. Fanning shares how the Healing Breath Workshop helped her fibromyalgia symptoms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5lODWSw78 Fibromyalgia Patients: Tell Us What We Should Know http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/fibromyalgia-patients-tell-us-know-8823300.html Fibromyalgia Studies Focus on Thyroid, Pituitary and Hypothalamus Functions http://www.commdiginews.com/health-science/health/fibromyalgia-studies-focus-on-thyroid-pituitary-and-hypothalamus-functions-10236/


January 2014

Fibromyalgia: Not in the mind, but a very real physical ailment
Fibromyalgia patient sets example for others
Many Cases of IBS and Fibromyalgia Actually Celiac Disease
Pleasure and Pain Brain Signals Disrupted in Fibromyalgia Patients


December 2013

Pain Sensitivity is related to Grey Matter Density
Young People Report Worse Fibromyalgia than Older Patients


October 2013

Brainstem Involvement in Fibromyalgia http://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2013/10/16/brainstem-involvement-in-fibromyalgia.htm Fibromyalgia: Pathology, not in the mind http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/steps-authentic-happiness-positive-psychology/2013/oct/17/fibromyalgia-solved-pathology-not-mind/ Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maura-henninger-nd/fibromyalgia_b_4030111.html